Winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2017

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June 28, 2018 – Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition (ICDC) 2017. Every year Japan Mint holds the ICDC with the objective of encouraging creativity and enhancing the artistry of coin designs. The hope is that this competition will lead to the discovery of many excellent works, looking forward to the artists’ creative, artistic and beautiful coin designs.
There are two categories, a general one and one for students only. In addition there is a Jury’s Special Award open to participants in both categories.

In the International Coin Design Competition 2017, the Mint received 71 works from 18 countries for the “General category”, and 172 works from 4 countries for the “Student category”. These are the results of the final judgement:

Most Excellent Work: “Communication of generation” by Sachenok Anastassiya Mikhaylovna.


Most Excellent Work
Anastassiya Sachenok Mikhaylovna (Kazhakstan): Communication of generation

Excellent Work: “Cut-out art” by Grazyna Jolanta Lindau.

Excellent Work
Grazyna Jolanta Lindau (Switzerland): Cut-out art

Fine Work: “Ajanta – The Mysterious Beauty” by Swapnali Chandrakant Koyande.

Fine Works
Swapnali Chandrakant Koyande (India): Ajanta – The Mysterious Beauty

Fine Work: “Fortuna – Imperatrix Mundi” by Dmitry Fedorov.

Dmitry Fedorov (Russia): Fortuna – Imperatrix Mundi

Fine Work: “Once upon a time – right to imagination” by Maria Anna Frisone.

Maria Anna Frisone (Italy): Once upon a time… right to imagination

Future Designer: “Japan Auspicious” by Yuri Kitamura.


Future Designer
Yuri Kitamura (Japan): Japan Auspicious

Jury’s Special Award: “The Wild Goose” by Kanta Satou.

Jury’s Special Award
Kanta Satou (Japan): The Wild Goose

Jury’s Special Award: “Nuragic Sardinia” by Sandra Deiana.

Sandra Deiana (Italy): Nuragic Sardinia

All details about the entry information, prize money and categories are available on the Japan Mint website.